Washburn WD18SW Acoustic Guitar Review :: Acoustic Guitar

great value on a genuine solid-top sweetheart.

Washburn WD18SW  Acoustic Guitar

The Washburn WD18SW Acoustic Guitar uses an expansive, solid, high-grade sapele top to pump out big volume with bright punch and tight lows. Sapele sides and back are gorgeous and add to this fine guitar’s great projection. Ebony fingerboard and bridge, gold Grover tuners, rosewood headstock veneer, abalone rosette, and tortoise pickguard add up to visual luxury in the WD18SW Dreadnought. Includes gig bag.

Sound of Washburn WD18SW Acoustic Guitar

  • bright sound;
  • warm tone;
  • the treble & mid is strong;
  • has a nice mellow/deep bass.

Pros of Washburn WD18SW Acoustic Guitar

  • the cheapest all solid wood guitar in the world;
  • the guitar is very playable and comfortable to use;
  • great for fingerpicking;
  • the Grovers keep the tuning rock solid;
  • great projection and intonation;
  • the binding on the guitar is well laid and installed;
  • the finish is durable;
  • the craftsmanship of the guitar is consistent and excellent.

Cons of Washburn WD18SW Acoustic Guitar

  • the guitar is heavy compared with other dreads;
  • the tone is warm, bassy, but extremely muffled and unexpressive;
  • some owners complained that frets are very noisy from factory.

Suggestions for this guitar

  • use other strings, ex. Martins strings or D’addario strings;
  • some owners have used Martin SP 80/20 strings; Dean Markely Blue Steel strings;
  • adjusted saddle and truss rod, and this guitar sounded great
Features + Technical Specs
TopSolid hi grade sepele
BridgeEbony butterfly
TunersGold Grover
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